Quantity Surveyor

Department: 
Regeneration
Location: 
Brentwood
Reporting to: 
Managing Surveyor
Key relationships: 
General Manager, Managing Surveyor, Contracts Manager, Site Manager, Project Surveyor, Operations Manager, Clients, Suppliers/Supply Chain.
Closing date: 
31 March 2017

The information given below is intended to provide an understanding and appreciation of the workload of the job and its role within Lakehouse. The job description outlines the main purposes in general terms only and is not intended to be prescriptive.

You may be required to carry out other duties commensurate with the post. This will not change the character or purpose of the post but will be necessary to maintain high standards of business practice. The post-holder will be expected to participate in developing Lakehouse Quality Standards.

This job description, through Business reasons, may be altered from time to time to meet the changing needs of the Company.

Purpose of the role/role overview: 
  • Control and financial management of simultaneous contracts with a value of up to £8m, including ensuring costs are kept to a minimum, value and recovery is maximised, and the company is not exposed to undue financial risk, whilst ensuring all works are to the client's requirements and in line with the company procedures.
General duties/Key responsibilties: 
  • -Liaise and work closely with the projects Contracts Manager and Site Manager on all aspects of the project. -Assist the Contracts Manager and Site Manager on legal and financial aspects to reduce the Company’s exposure to risk. -To audit the contract documents and bring any discrepancies to the attention of the Senior Contracts Manager / Contracts Manager. -Produce an accurate cash flow forecast based on the project programme and update as work proceeds. -Produce a detailed cost plan / buying schedule for the each project. -To prepare a detailed preliminaries expenditure schedule for discussion and agreement with the Contracts Manager and Site Manager. -To identify the most appropriate work packages and sub-contractors and agree same with Contract and Site Management. -Ensure subcontract orders are placed in line with projects financial targets, the programme and/or procurement schedule. Ensure adequate quotations are available for comparison giving due regard to value and programme. Ensure a comprehensive analysis is undertaken on all quotations to take into account omissions and qualifications. -Ensure all orders are issued in line with company procedures and include all relevant documents, dates, terms and conditions. Ensure in liaison with Contracts Manager and Site Manager that all technical matters are identified and addressed.
Job description and specification: 
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